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Fundraising Battle Goes On for Aundrea's Army

Support for local Thomas Cook Manager, Aundrea Bannatyne in her battle against cancer is as strong as ever.

Aundrea Bannatyne (42), a travel agent with Thomas Cook in Belfast, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and told she had less than a year to live.



Smartphone Pictures Now Accepted with Passport Application

The Home Office has changed its rules for renewing UK passports, making the process a lot simpler and easier.

Passport applications can be a slow process, from manually filling out lengthy forms to finding the nearest photobooth to take that strict picture.



Ryanair Warns it Could Ban Second Cabin Bag

Ryanair has threatened to go back on its relaxed cabin baggage policy because it is affecting the airline's quick turnaround procedures.

Chief Executive Michael O'Leary has warned that the airline could ban passengers from carrying two free bags onboard its aircraft as passengers are reportedly flouting the cabin baggage policy - by packing too much into them...



More Than 100 Travel Companies Sign Up for Big Event

Planning is well advanced for this year's Big Travel Trade Event which is going to be the biggest yet.

More than 100 travel companies are participating in the two-day exhibition on June 13 and 14 at the Hilton Hotel Templepatrick which runs alongside the Northern Ireland Travel News Golf Classic.



Voyages to 91 Countries in 2019

With a continued focus on more choices of luxurious ways to travel the world, Crystal is the first cruise line to officially unveil a full collection of worldwide itineraries for 2019, and all are now open for booking.

The voyages span the entire water-faring Crystal portfolio to create an unparalleled year of luxury global exploration.



Plans to Introduce Hotel Bed Tax Opposed

A plan to introduce a bed tax in London hotels after Brexit is to be strongly opposed by tourism body UKinbound.

The organisation says it will fight proposals backed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to tax tourists staying in the capital's hotels.



ATTS Appointed General Sales Agent for Finnair

Finnair has awarded a GSA contract to Dublin based ATTS Travel Representation Solutions Ltd. as the airline continues to reinforce its presence in the Irish market.

Following the launch of the Dublin to Helsinki route in March 2015 capacity has increased in line with demand and the appointment of ATTS will strengthen Finnair's commitment to the market and close working relationship with the travel trade in Ireland.



New Event for Engagements with Cruise Industry

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, is holding the CLIA Executive Partner Conference on Monday, February 6 and 7 in London.

This new event combines CLIA's highly-rated Port & Destination and Technical & Regulatory Forums into a two-day conference taking place at London's historic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.



UK Travellers Not Affected by US Ban

The UK Government has confirmed that Britons with dual citizenship from any of the seven countries in Donald Trump's travel ban are free to travel to the US.

This was stated by the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in the House of Commons following confusion over the situation, saying he had 'secured a special deal' for UK travellers.



Many Travellers Lose Out to Holiday Scams

A new survey has revealed that UK travellers are being scammed by many thousands of pounds while on holiday.

Only one in 10 British tourists abroad are aware of over-friendly ATM helpers, and just 15 per cent are aware of fake police officers.



Twenty Five Years and Still Going Strong!

There's no business like show business for Edmund Hourican and Maureen Ledwith, the dynamic couple behind the Belfast Telegraph Holiday World show which last weekend celebrated twenty five years as Northern Ireland's favourite annual celebration of travel.

The show, staged in the Titanic Exhibition Centre, was at its sparkling and exuberant best for its silver anniversary, with attendance up by 10 per cent and hundreds of exhibitors showcasing destinations, venues and travel services at home and abroad.



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